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Hussain Ali Instructor: Elizabeth Aston Class: English 1303 Sec: 04389 Date: Nov 19th, 2002 'He' got Married to 'Mr.' Many different issues are being discussed in today's society. One of these issues is homosexual marriage. This issue has been given so much importance because it deals with a relatively large minority of our nation. Same sex marriages are being viewed from many different perspectives including those of morals, family values, religion, those of quality, constitutionality and right to privacy. I think homosexuals just like heterosexuals do not decide their own sexuality. Therefore, homosexuals should have the same rights as heterosexuals. One of these rights includes the right to marry and have a family. If it is proven that there is indeed a gene that causes homosexuality, than we can draw a parallel between not allowing homosexuals to marry and not allowing blonds to marry. ...read more.


(Stoddard 413) Marriage goes beyond the benefits. However, the institution of marriage is extremely respected one, and holds many social values. If we look at the Declaration of Independence for inspiration, we read that, "WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." Does this exclude homosexuals? Many think so simply because they believe that marriage is not a right, but a privilege. Those who oppose this argument see marriage in a different way. They believe that if you love someone, you have the right to bond yourself to them legally. There are many legal and economic benefits to marriage and generally, married couples are more economically stable. ...read more.


I think that some people are predisposed to homosexuality, but that alone does not insure that those people will be homosexual. (Stoddard 415) In conclusion, I think we must legalize gay marriage for all of the reasons stated above. The constitution protects all people, not just those who are attracted to the opposite sex. Homosexuals are predisposed to their orientation, and deserve the same rights as everyone else. Marriage is a right, not a privilege, and everyone deserves that right. There are legal as well as sentimental benefits to marriage. Any two people who are in love with one another and are ready to bond themselves legally as well as emotionally have the right to get married whether they are gay or straight. Homosexuals are people, too. If one gene in everyone's DNA had been slightly different, everyone could be homosexual. There are only two ways to establish a policy of equality: I believe we should give rights to all, or do not give rights to anyone. ...read more.

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